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Posted on: January 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID and Storm Update

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Vaccination Distribution

Marin County, and health providers in Marin, are focusing current vaccination efforts on individuals 75 years of age and older.  By vaccinating this group, Marin health officials believe we can reduce COVID-related mortality in the county by 75%.

Once the 75+ age group is vaccinated, Marin will continue with its program of vaccinating people in public-facing professions and people who are 65 years of age and older.

To learn more from your provider as to vaccination distribution, or to be notified when it is your turn to be vaccinated, click on the appropriate link below and provide your information as appropriate:

You can also visit the California Department of Public Health webpage My Turn to see if you are eligible for the vaccine.

Stay-at-Home Order Lifted

Today, the stay-at-home requirement was lifted by the California Department of Public Health. This requirement relates to the level of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed capacity in area hospitals, which is expected to rise to a sufficient level in the next few weeks. The State has determined that some re-openings may now occur safely.

Specific requirements:

  • Allowed to operate indoors: Hair salons and barbershops; Personal services (nail salons, estheticians, massage studios, tattoo parlors, piercing shops) 
  • Limited services (carwashes, dry cleaners, electricians, handypersons/general contractors, heating and air conditioning services, landscapers, laundromats, pet groomers, plumbing services,   janitorial/cleaning services); Hotels, motels and short-term lodging; Retail stores and malls, at 25% capacity; Libraries, at 25% capacity. 
  • Allowed to operate outdoors: Restaurants (outdoor dining); Places of worship; Cultural ceremonies; Gyms and fitness/dance/yoga studios; Drive-in movie theaters; Farmers markets; Family entertainment centers; Day camps; Wineries; Card rooms; Campgrounds and playgrounds; Youth and adult recreational athletics (outdoor physical conditioning and practice permitted with six feet of physical distancing from others. No scrimmages, games or tournaments).
  • Small private gatherings: Masks and physical distancing required; No more than three separate households may attend (including the host’s); Gatherings should be two hours or less; Those with symptoms must not attend; Those at high risk of severe illness strongly encouraged not to attend 

For more information, please click here to read the Marin County press release.

The virus is still prevalent and personal precautions are still necessary.  Please remember to wear masks, avoid congregating in groups, and wash your hands frequently.

Storm Preparedness

Meteorologists are forecasting a series of winter storms over the next several days. The City is encouraging residents to be prepared and have a plan in case of weather-related power outages. 

The storm series is shaping up to be an atmospheric river-type event with widespread heavy rain, localized flooding, gusty winds, and heavy, low-elevation snow, and will unfold Tuesday afternoon and continue into Thursday. 

Storm Safety Tips:

  • Never touch downed wires: If you see a downed power line, assume it is energized and extremely dangerous. Do not touch or try to move it—and keep children and animals away. Report downed power lines immediately by calling 911 and by calling PG&E at 1-800-743-5002.
  • Use flashlights, not candles: During a power outage, use battery-operated flashlights, and not candles, due to the risk of fire. If you must use candles, please keep them away from drapes, lampshades, animals and small children. Do not leave candles unattended.
  • Have a backup phone: If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work, such as a cordless phone or answering machine, plan to have a standard telephone or cellular phone ready as a backup.
  • Have fresh drinking water, ice: Freeze plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling. Blue Ice from your picnic cooler also works well in the freezer.
  • Secure outdoor furniture: Deck furniture, lightweight yard structures and decorative lawn items should be secured as they can be blown by high winds and damage property.
  • Use generators safely: Residents with standby electric generators should make sure they are properly installed by a licensed electrician in a well-ventilated area. Improperly installed generators pose a significant danger to residents, as well as crews working on power lines. 
  • Turn off appliances: If you experience an outage, unplug or turn off all electrical appliances to avoid overloading circuits and to prevent fire hazards when power is restored. Simply leave a single lamp on to alert you when power returns. Turn your appliances back on one at a time when conditions return to normal.

Visit PG&E for the most up-to-date information on outages. 

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